About Us – CD-DataHouse Limited and CommVault

About Us and CommVault



CD-DataHouse (CDDH)[1] is a consultative led Storage Company, formed in 2009, focusing primarily on data protection (Backup, Disaster Recovery and Active Online Data Archiving), and associated SAN/NAS Storage Systems.


Our Backup projects for our customers range from:

  • NHS Trusts (50TB of Backup, 250 TB of SANs)
  • Multiple UK Legal firms where we have deployed global Backup implementations across offices in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, New York, Boston, Hong Kong
  • A ‘big data’ scientific firm, backing up  360TB across 1Gbps links (and ongoing incrementals)
  • Smaller London Banks and Investment houses
  • Numerous smaller businesses with backup requirements of sub 20TB

Our work is mostly project led and we have carefully selected our technologies[2] to cause the least possible issues for our clients.

Our aim is to establish customer relationships that can be retained for multiple years, with the hope we may advise and be a partner for future storage projects – as such our projects are implemented in a way that avoid financial or technical surprises to our customers, which would result in the end of any future relationship.

To do this we invest heavily in researching each technology we work with, using an internal backup ‘lab’ comprised of multiple ‘clones’ of a “model office” based on:

  • Windows 2010 DAG pairs
  • SQL Databases
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 File Servers, with DFS Replication
  • VMware ESX 5.x
  • Hyper-V 2012
  • Simulated WAN links allowing variable latency and error/drop rates

At any time, there are 7-8 simultaneous versions of the model office running, across 24TB of SAN storage, upon which run the 4 major backup products we work with, and usually another 3-4 we continuously evaluate with an eye on the future.

For our larger customers, where we provide managed support, the lab is also used to test Software Vendors patches before these patches are applied to our customer’s environment.

CD-DataHouse Limited and CommVault

CommVault Certified Solutions Architect

At CD-DataHouse, our staff maintain the highest levels of subject specific expertise. As a CommVault Solutions Architect our advanced technical skills have been validated in various areas of storage and back-up.

CommVault Customers

For our CommVault customers, we typically deliver an entire solution:

Requirements and Analysis

  • Design & Architecture
  • Solution Modelling
  • Solution Acceptance
  • Implementation and Project Planning
  • Implementation and Onsite Training
  • Acceptance, Hand-Over and Documentation

Due to our deep subject knowledge and to aid project implementation, we have developed our own CommVault administrators course; ‘Up and running with CommVault’ – A One day onsite course delivered by CD-Datahouse Consultants.

The majority of our CommVault installation projects proceed using this course as a means of knowledge transfer for a period of 1-2 months post-implementation.

CommVault References

We have numerous CommVault references ranging from Premier League Football Clubs, Pharmaceutical Organisations, Legal Firms to Colleges and Universities.

Customer Testimonial

A recent UK client commented on their CommVault installation as follows:

“Regarding my Commvault installation by CD-DataHouse, as far as I’m concerned it’s been a spectacular success.  On the whole it pretty much just works.  On the odd occasion something doesn’t work there’s usually a good reason and as long as you keep a watch on it, it’s no bother.  I have a huge amount of confidence that our backups are restorable.  Since it went live, I’ve had to do quite a few restores of everything from individual files, SQL databases, exchange mailbox items, and whole VMs.  And happy to report in every instance I’ve managed to get back what I needed without any problem”

CD-DataHouse Customer, 2014

[1] CD-DataHouse Limited; incorporated in England & Wales on 9th November 2009.  Company number 07069988. 5 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1WA, United Kingdom

[2] This is a technical and a vendor process; to ensure a vendors future direction and financial strength means our projects use technologies that have long term survivability


Facts About Us:

  • Founded in 2009
  • 91 Back-Up Projects delivered
  • 3,000 TB’s: Our single largest data protection project
  • Installations in 17 major cities, across 4 Continents
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in Storage and Back-Up